What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, developed by Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. (1995), describes your inner world as being like a family. Think of your own family. It’s probably safe to say you don’t always get along with each other.
When this happens inside you, you can fall into eating, drinking, or shopping too much, or any of those other excessive quick fixes that don’t actually fix anything at all.
IFS sees how you are made up of your:
- Self, or your core being
- Parts, or the family members inside your mind
The IFS approach to personal development teaches you how to cultivate your Self qualities for greater happiness.
The 8 Self qualities are:
IFS is for Couples Too
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy offers effective new language to couples, allowing you to communicate with each other safely and effectively. IFS will take the fear out of anger by helping you both understand the defenses and coping strategies you developed in childhood.
Together you will create an intention and vision for the satisfying, connected relationship you’ve been looking for. Get started relating better to your significant other.
Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) is a relationship therapy model which I am trained and it is based on Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. IFIO is a relational therapy where I offer support and tools to improve relating, mend disconnection and build a deeper connection in your intimate relationship.
During relational therapy you will grow and heal as an individual as well as the couple. You will have the IFIO framework to continue your work of relating with more intimately with yourself as well as with your partner.
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I wrote Inner Harmony: Putting Your Self Back in Charge so you can get started on the path to balance and harmony right away. With this book you can get to know your Self and your parts, and begin cultivating the Self qualities that will improve your relationships with yourself and your loved ones.